Canoe Painting April 27, and Fingerling Festival on May 4

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Water is Sacred Talk on April 26, 2019, from 7-9pm.

Location: Noons Creek Hatchery

Kwantlin artist and cultural leader Brandon Gabriel returns to our community to further our conversation about participating in change and how part of this change is understanding how water is sacred for all of our relations.

April 27, 2019 from 10am to 4pm – Coast Salish Community Canoe Painting Project.

Location: Noons Creek Hatchery

Join Brandon Gabriel as we come together as a community paint a canoe and learn about Coast Salish design.

This project is proudly funded through a grant from the City of Port Moody.  Read more about the grant in this Tri-City News article:


Fingerling Festival, May 4 from 11am – 3pm

We are so excited to announce our 27th annual Fingerling Festival being held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at our Noons Creek hatchery and the Port Moody Recreation Centre, thanks to the generosity of the City of Port Moody.

This event is proudly 100% volunteer coordinated and relies on the generosity of time from our community who work tirelessly to organise and put on this envirofest each year.  If you would like to volunteer with us, please email Dave Bennie at

Volunteer with us!

We are seeking over 100 volunteers to make this environmental festival our very best to date.  Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to register by emailing portmoodyecologicalsociety @  Roles include helping with over 70 environmental organisations and 5,000 visitors, setting up, cooking hot dogs in our food tent, and experienced volunteers who assist with the release of salmon into Noons Creek.

Families and groups are encouraged to volunteer, with flexible shifts available.  This is a great way to introduce volunteerism to your family.

Thank you to our sponsors

Please visit our sponsors pages, whom we are very grateful to for their ongoing support.  If you would like to be a sponsor or participate as an exhibitor, please email Dave Bennie at portmoodyecologicalsociety

Click here to contact us for more information.  

Our fun, free envirofest will be held at our Noons Creek Hatchery and the Port Moody Recreation Centre’s ice rink, located just across the walking bridge at 300 Ioco Road.  We are very proud to announce the City of Port Moody, Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT) and Port of Vancouver, as again being tremendous sponsors of this year’s event.

This iconic environmental festival, the largest of its kind in the Lower Mainland, provides an opportunity for children to help release thousands of young chum salmon into Noons Creek to help these fish begin their four-year journey at sea, and to visit the hatchery with its fish-rearing pond and restored wetland.

Which Groups are Attending?

Environmental groups and artists are invited to apply to attend.  In the Port Moody Skating Arena, over 70 organizations will provide opportunities to learn more about community initiatives and environmental stewardship. In previous years, we have been delighted to host the following exhibitors, many of whom return each year:

  • The City of Port Moody (Presenting Sponsor)
  • Port of Vancouver (Sponsor)
  • Pacific Coast Terminals (Sponsor)
  • Mike the Reptile Guy
  • Port Moody Station Museum
  • Vancouver Aquarium’s aquabus
  • Plus many more.  Check out our full list of past exhibitors!

There will be First Nations artists and carvers, wildlife artists, Metro Van Regional Parks, amongst others.


The ever popular Bobs & Lolo will be back again this year to give performances at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm in the arena.

How Do We Get There?

Everyone is encouraged to carpool, use public transit or cycle to the event as this is a green event, and parking is very limited.  For additional information, visit, phone the hatchery at 604-469-9106, or call Festival organiser, Dave Bennie, on 604-617-1163.

For updates, follow us on Facebook:  or Twitter:!/NoonsCreek

Acknowledging that we are on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.